About Common Eye Infections
Eye infections are transferred from person to person, whether as a result of bacteria, a virus, or a fungus. Adults and children of all ages may experience eye infections that produce symptoms, like tenderness, redness, a "foreign body" sensation, and/or itchiness in the eyes. Eye infections can cause symptoms that present as minor to severe. While some eye infections are treatable with drugstore remedies, certain eye infections are relatively serious and need to be treated by an experienced eye doctor. If you believe that you or your child have contracted an eye infection, schedule a comprehensive eye exam at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL. Our eye specialists are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating many types of eye infections, including blepharitis, pink eye (conjunctivitis), corneal ulcers, styes, and chalazia.
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List of Common Eye Infections
Sometimes it can be hard to know whether your eye problem is caused by an infection or something else. Patients at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa can rest assured knowing our team of experienced ophthalmologists diagnoses and treats a wide range of issues. Here is a list of the most common eye infections we treat:
- Blepharitis: Inflammation of the eyelid may be caused by harmful bacteria in the area.
- Pink eye (conjunctivitis): A contagious eye infection characterized by redness, itching, and swelling.
- Corneal ulcers: An infection in the cornea caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
- Styes: A bacterial infection of an oil gland at the base of the eyelashes.
- Chalazia: A bump on the eyelid due to blockage of an oil-producing gland.
Treatment Options for Eye Infections
Despite the fact that infections of the eye are very common and quite treatable, even the slightest infection can result in a great deal of pain. Those with eye infections often have symptoms that range from mild to severe and can include itching, burning, watering eyes, swollen eyelids, and oozing discharge. Some infections, like chalazia, can produce a bump on the eyelid. During an eye analysis at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa, we will review your symptoms and perform an exam. Several tests may be conducted to determine the type of infection, which may involve extracting a tiny sample of the affected area. Your customized treatment regimen will be based on the type of eye infection you have. We might prescribe eye drops, oral antibiotics, antiviral medication, or steroid medication.
Relief For Eye Infections
While eye infections are not always serious, you may still want to seek prompt treatment to prevent more serious problems, like vision loss. This is especially true if you are experiencing burning or inflammation in your eyes. At inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa, our ophthalmology experts are highly trained and broadly skilled in diagnosing and managing eye infections and offer much-needed relief. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our team in Tuscaloosa, AL.